Is Obama signing a secret spy plane deal with Russia?

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Is there a battle raging within the Obama administration when it comes to Russia? Seems so – not about Ukraine but something even more threatening to our national security and sovereignty.

As described by Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, “The Obama administration has scheduled a deputies committee meeting this week to resolve a bitter inter-agency dispute over a request from Russia with respect to the Open Skies program. Informed sources believe the White House is likely to side with the State Department, which wants to accommodate Russia, over the objections of the Obama administration’s Defense Department and intelligence agencies.”

It’s Open Skies — not Falling Skies, that sci-fi show on TNT — and as you learn what this program entails you will certainly become more alarmed. You think the NSA surveillance is bad? Just wait.

As Mr. Kristol explains, “The Open Skies treaty allows the United States and Russia to fly over each other’s territory with planes loaded with certain agreed-upon sensor packages, in order to ensure compliance with arms control agreements and to provide assurance against preparations for various military surprises. Russia has asked the U.S. to agree to an upgrade in the sensor package their planes can carry. (Obviously, the exact nature of these sensor packages and the proposed upgrades is highly classified.) The request would apparently result in a significant increase in Russian spying capabilities over the United States.”

What is troubling is that it seems John Kerry and the State Department are willing to acquiesce to the request while the Defense Department, after they stopped laughing, is up in arms. Unfortunately, it looks like the Obama White House is siding with the State Department. Oh, what I miss the most — not really — about Washington DC are all the sneaky, behind-closed-doors escapades that transpire without everyday American citizens having an idea.

House Intelligence Committee chair Mike Rogers is apparently so concerned that he sent the president an unusual public letter Friday — of course when things are done on a Friday before the whole gang goes on Easter recess, chances are no one notices. Here are the highlights:

Chairman Rogers wrote, “Given current world events, President Putin appears to be more than willing to disregard international norms of behavior in seeking geopolitical advantage. We should not now naively believe he will unilaterally adhere to the limitations of the Open Skies Treaty. Putin’s attempt to upgrade Russia’s sensing capabilities now is particularly problematic. I have serious concerns about the technical advantages Russia would gain.”

So here’s the perplexing question: if we have the ability to openly fly over Russia according to this treaty from the Clinton administration — how did we get caught by surprise with Putin’s actions in the Crimea?

Furthermore, why does the Obama administration believe Putin is asking for an upgrade and expansion at this time? Yep, to fly over and peak into what’s happening with NATO member nations along his border — possessing ethnic Russian populations, certainly Moldova and the Baltic States.

We just cannot be this stupid, or can we? Why don’t we just dump this program if we’re not going to effectively use it ourselves and instead allow ourselves to be exploited?

So let’s be on the lookout for President Obama to make a decision about signing the passed legislation strengthening the restrictions on those who have previously participated in terrorist activities gaining diplomatic visa entry into America, namely the Iranian UN Ambassador. And now tell Putin nyet and that we will not allow an upgrade to his sensor package as part of his overflight aircraft — then again, how do we ensure he doesn’t do it anyway? Keep an eye on this one, and a special hat tip to Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard for being a true Guardian of the Republic.

37 COMMENTS

  1. “This is my last election,” Obama interjects. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”

    Now we know what all he meant by that.

  2. Obama is an idiot! It’s time for that fool to admit he’s over his head and start working with people that will protect and defend the security of the United States!

      • And still are. He’s still got plenty of backers.
        Thank the media for not being honest and printing what they have known all along. They are worse than obama and his minions. The media is supposed to give us as unbiased news as they can. Obama? Well, a snake will always be a snake, you can’t blame him for that.

  3. All I can say is buckle up America the next few years are going to be bumpy. America is broke with high unemployment and printing of money by the Feds. There is no telling what will be given away in the coming years with our current administration.

  4. barry’s treasonous behavior knows no bounds. Since when have the russians ever been trustworthy? NEVER! they are not likely to be now either. barry continuously sells us down the river every chance he gets and this is no different.

  5. obamanation’s lies and secret behind the scene attacks on OUR country AND us, makes what Snowden did “child’s play”

  6. Now that he is flexible there is probably no turning back for him. His agenda seems like it may have turned a corner and he Is well on his way. If this happens, we all better Rise Up including the dem. congress! NOTHING good will come of this! As long as he is doing things like this and most of what he has been doing is without precedence, we, Especially Congress need to literally do whatever they have to to stop him!

    • Problem is that probably the Senate Democrats are fine with this!! They’re all either communists or fascists…. every last one of them!…. and many R.I.N.O.s are fine with this as well!

      • And you are probably right which makes it that much harder for the rest of us. Our will, integrity & dedication is so much stronger than theirs.

    • Kareninatl to hell with the dems. All those SOBs are going to do is bend over and yell at Obama “Me next me next” There’s not a one of them that’s worth saving.

      • I thought about your last sentence and after about 30 seconds I couldn’t think of one……so I guess that means I agree with you.

  7. Why should this surprise anyone. Does anyone remember what Obama told Putin just before the last election. Something to the effect ” I will be better able to move after I am reelected” I suppose this is one of those movements.

  8. When Oduffus called Putin the other day he told Putin I really don’t have time to deal with this, I have a tee time.

  9. Why not? After all he said he would have more flexibility this term & he proved his point when he bent over and grabbed his ankles in front of Putting! Opps. Putin!

  10. Handing over intelligence on drone technology like Putin hasn’t made it known Iranian.ships are correlating a massive show of force on the Atlantic seaboard.
    Geez,why doesn’t Putin look at how the Fed can flex it’s control via “Dirty Harry Reid and China backed grabs on American soil.
    Drone strikes are next on this being aimed at US CITIZENS!
    The bill of rights needs a healthy inspection.by politicians.
    I read the Constitution as We the people.

  11. I am very concerned for our country. Our president should be put in prison for treason. This bully can do a lot of damage in the next few years, and we need to all get on our knees and pray that the U.S.A. will still be standing when he’s left OUR white house. His “flexibility” is outrageous, and Putin is flexing his muscles flying planes over our ships and chuckling about sanctions to be used against him. Obama is trying to play checkers, while Putin moves his chess pieces to take over countries, and does so in our face.

    • No Marlene that’s the problem we’ve been on our knees much to long. It don’t hurt to pray but it’s time the American people do something. That is the “PATRIOTS” not the idiot Obama lovers.

  12. More aid and comfort to the frenemy. How about, “Sure, Mr. Putin, when you withdraw every Russian boot and gun from the Ukraine and stay on your side of the border. Otherwise, why should we trust your intentions, let alone your word, on the uses to which you wish to put additional flyover rights? Oh, yea, BTW, knock off buzzing our ships with your fighters.”

    Well, someone with stones might say that, but certainly not Kerry, and most assuredly not Obama.

  13. Stedfast & loyal my butt. You have many fooled Allen but not all of us. Your calling to censor the media in direct violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, your vote for the permanant Patriot Act & vote for NDAA tells the whole story about who’s side you are on.
    Instead of sending you to prison, they gave you a job with the other criminals in D.C. & you fit right in.

  14. Moving towards a world government. I really think Putin and Obama are working together on what’s going on in Russia now. . . o might seem to APPEAR to be against Putin’s actions but I don’t think he is. . .

  15. I agree with Samantha on that idea that Obama and Putin are conspiring to bring on the one world govt. along with UN Agenda 21 of reducing the world population by 80%. Both of these bastards are EVIL to the core . Putin ain’t afraid to show it like Obama is. Twin Anti-Christs they are!

  16. I have no doubt that Putin and Obama are on the same page. The world is going to be divided up with a one world government and the UN will be the overseer. Putin will rule Russia and the old Eastern bloc, Obama will rule all of the Americas (Canada, USA, Mexico and Central America). China will have all the far East including Australia and New Zealand. Not sure about the rulers of the rest of what’s left but I’m sure they’ll find a good communist ruler to take care of that.

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